Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Captain Robbie Edward Bishop

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Robbie Edward Bishop

Captain Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop. Captain Bishop was a well known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.

At approximately 11:00 am he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 20 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.

The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999. On February 1, 2001, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. During his career he confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs and millions of dollars in drug money. He was enlisted by police departments all over the country to train their officers. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 314

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Captured in Canada

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Robbie even though we never met I now have the honor of knowing your children and grandson. Cody I pray will carry your legacy as he works for Carroll County Sheriff's Department and Lauren is the wife of Investigator Lance Rayburn with the Paulding County Marshall Office. RJ your grandson will soon be 2 and just a happy little boy. You and my dad share a brotherhood that I would pray no family to endure. You both didn't come home from your shift. I hope that you are smiling down and seeing the legacy you left behind.

Son Bryan R. Bentley
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February 12, 2018

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